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Beezin: Teens find disturbing new use for Burt's Bees lip balm

A disturbing new trend among teens is raising eyebrows (or should we say eyelids?) among parents.

Experts say teens have found a new use for Burt's Bees lip balm, and it has nothing to do with their lips. 

This new viral trend called is being called "beezin," and it's lighting up social media. According to KIVI in Boise, "Beezin" is apparently when a person applies a light layer of Burt’s Bees natural lip balm wax to their eyelids.

Some who have tried "beezin" say it adds to the experience of being drunk or high, and others said it helps to keep them alert.

Physicians warn that using the lip balm on one’s eyelids could cause potential health effects including inflammation in the eye and swelling.  That's due to the peppermint oil in the product, which causes a burning sensation. 

 

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